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Dove Real Beauty Sketches

Dove Real Beauty Sketches

Is how you perceive yourself, the same as how others perceive you?

In terms of personal development and self esteem, for the most part giving credence to what others think of us is really of no business of our own and can actually serve to be self defeating.

However, from the perspective of self awareness or self realization a playful curiosity about the world’s perceptions can be beneficial for marketing and indicators for personal growth.

But…at a deeper, more sensitive level what we feel about our looks and what others say can have a far reaching impact not only on ourselves as freely expressing individuals, but our abilities and our achievements, and more importantly, on our level of happiness, confidence and influence as role models.

I discovered this Dove video “Dove Real Beauty Sketches” and must say I was excited to share …

Be sure to WATCH to the end!

All encompassing, humbling and uplifting experiences shared through authenticity and sincerity, art, intuition, feelings, observation, self criticism, perspective and love

Enjoy xox






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Reframing Change

REFRAMING: Neuro-linguistic Programming and the Transformation of Meaning

the art of linguistics (also refer NLP and Neuro linquistic Programming)


Reframing is the linguistic art of shifting meaning.

A linguistic art of reframing change.

Bandler and Grinder put their attention on using communication, verbal and non-verbal, to shift meaning in their client’s models of the world. An emphasis is on using language and language patterns. In this regard they succeed admirably. To grasp the concept more clearly put your mind to having the attitude of changing perspective although there is a great deal more to it than simply turning a statue.


An Important Step for NLP
By Karl

I think it sometimes helps to think of Bandler and Grinder as intrepid explorers.
That is to say, much of the early development of NLP consisted of tracking known experts – Perls, Satir, Erickson, Korzybski, etc. – sifting through a wealth of information and finding those vital bits that provided the key to everything else.


In the case of reframing, this was already a well-established concept in certain circles when B&G started to develop NLP. The three founders of the Brief Therapy unit at Palo Alto (Watzlawick, Weakland and Fisch) had brought out “Change”, which also covers reframing in some detail, back in 1972, for example.


But the value of the B&G book is not to be measured by how well it tallies with earlier works. It’s importance lies, I suggest, in what it tells us about how NLP developed as it did.


As you can see from earler reviews, the idea of “parts” (partly! derived from Virginia Satir’s “parts parties”) is not to everyone’s taste.
Joseph Riggio, a well respected NLP trainer, suggests that this approach can produce “fractionation and fragmentation”. Yet there are lots of people who find that dealing with “parts” fits very well with their view of the world. And after all, NLP is first and foremost about what works *for you*.


Over the last few years it has become clear that there is no such thing as “bog standard NLP”. Everyone who gets involved will have their own ideas, views, techniques and methods.


My advice would be that this book is just one of several key texts that trace the history of NLP. Whether or not, in the end, you decide that the ideas herein are suitable for you, I think this book will inevitably help you to gain a greater understanding of what lies at the heart of NLP.


Further Reading Resources on Reframing


National Justice Symposium 2011

Start Date:21st Oct 2011 5:30pm

End Date:22nd Oct 2011 4:30pm

Location:Christ Lecture Theatre Melbourne


Jesuit Social Services (JSS), the Australian Catholic University (ACU), and the Public Policy Institute (PPI) are pleased to present the National Justice Symposium titled:

‘What does a humane and effective justice system look like?’

This event is being held on Friday evening 21st October and Saturday 22 October 2011 in Melbourne.

Ms Julie Edwards, CEO JSS will welcome guests, the Hon. Andrew McIntosh, MP, Victorian Minister for Crime Prevention and Minister for Corrections will open the Symposium and Frank Vincent QC will deliver the keynote address.

Expert panels have been convened for each Saturday session and these will be facilitated by Father Frank Brennan.  Expert speakers will include:

  •          Professor Tony Vinson ‘Prevention and Diversion’;
  •          The Hon. Greg James QC  ‘Sentencing and Restorative Justice’
  •          Rod Wise ‘Prisons’
  •          Peter Murphy  ‘Transitions and Post Release Support’


For further information see or phone (03) 9427 7388.

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